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Lyr Add: The Judas Bus (Jez Lowe)

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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JUDAS BUS (Jez Lowe)
From: 2581
Date: 19 Feb 11 - 07:02 PM

Does anyone know of any cover versions of Jez Lowe's brilliant, powerful and moving song about coal miner scabs crossing the picket line, "The Judas Bus"?

Its lyrics are as follows ---

THE JUDAS BUS
(Jez Lowe)

IT'S IN THE EVENING AFTER DARK
When the Judas Bus goes by
THE BLACKLEG MINER CREEPS TO WORK
"Blackleg" be a name we cry
WITH HIS MOLESKIN PANTS AND DIRTY SHIRT
As the Judas Bus goes by
THERE GOES THE BLACKLEG MINER

As the Judas Bus goes by
And they flash their pieces of silver
We can only stand and wonder
"Do they know not what they do"?

As the Judas Bus goes by
And they wave their blood-stained wages
In the hands that have betrayed us
Do they know not what they do?

"Blackleg" be a name we cry
Let it be of shame you die
How dare you look me in the eye
As the Judas Bus goes by

As the Judas Bus goes by
And the police stand shoulder to shoulder
You could almost think they were soldiers
Do they know not what they do?

As the Judas Bus goes by
They obey each marching order
From that Downing Street Medusa
Do they know not what they do?

"Blackleg" be a name we cry
Let it be of shame you die
How dare you look me in the eye
As the Judas Bus goes by

As the Judas Bus goes by
We turn to ask our leaders
Tell us who will clothe and feed us
For we know not what we'll do

As the Judas Bus goes by
We are scorned by state and nation
And we spit out our frustration
But we will do what we must do

"Blackleg" be a name we cry
Let it be of shame you die
How dare you look me in the eye
As the Judas Bus goes by

"Blackleg" be a name we cry
Let it be of shame you die
How dare you look me in the eye
As the Judas Bus goes by

JOIN THE UNION WHILE YOU MAY
DON'T WAIT 'TIL YOUR DYING DAY
CAUSE THAT MAY NOT BE FAR AWAY
YOU DIRTY BLACKLEG MINER

Let it be of shame you die


NOTE: The lyrics in CAPS are from the famous traditional
British mining song about scabs, "Blackleg Miner". Its lyrics
are sung at the beginning and end of "The Judas Bus".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Judas Bus
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 12:25 PM

It is on Jez Lowe's new CD "Watcheor". Some other really good stuff on there:
The Ex-Pitmen's Pot-Holing Pub Quiz Team
All Clear
Bare Knuckle
Darling's Other Daughter

Good CD
But I know of no other recordings.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Judas Bus (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Aug 12 - 06:37 PM

Does anyone have the chords to the Judas Buz?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Judas Bus (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST,Swaleman
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 02:01 AM

I have the chords somewhere but as I haven't done that song for over a year now I can't lay my hands on them at the moment.I will have a good root around but in the meantime hopefully someone better organised might provide them.


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